Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski Shares the Secret to his Playoff Success

Published 01/08/2021, 5:10 AM EST
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Rob Gronkowski is one of the greatest tight-ends to play in the NFL. During his career, Gronkowski showed that he is one of the best to play the game of football.

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During his career, Gronkowski amassed 3 Super Bowl wins and made the All-Pro team multiple times. Gronkowski is one of the most prolific playoff performers in the history of the NFL.

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Buccaneers‘ Gronk spoke to the press ahead of their playoff tie with the Washington Football Team. When asked about his success in the Playoffs, Gronkowski admitted that success in the Playoffs is predicated on focus. No team can focus on their success in the regular season when trying to achieve success in the postseason.

He said, “It’s a whole different season. Literally, nothing matters what we did in the regular season. All 16 of those games are like they didn’t exist.

“Yes, they got us to this point, but now we’re at this point those games don’t matter at all. It’s another level of play. You’ve got to dot the I’s and cross the T’s when preparing for playoff games.” 

Rob Gronkowski on working in the Playoffs

Gronkowski added that the teams must do all that is possible in order to attain playoff success. While they must not rest on their regular season laurels, they can use the momentum from the regular season in order to further gain momentum. Gronkowski believes that repetitions are crucial in any team’s playoff run and subsequent success.

“And you’ve got to make sure that you’re just on top of everything from your rounds to blitz to the run game, and I would say just carrying it over from the regular season also.

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“Not slacking at all when it comes to the Playoffs, making sure we stay on top of our reps, making sure we stay on top of our chemistry, and just bringing it to the Playoffs and just being prepared to the best that we can be.”

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (left) celebrates after tight end Rob Gronkowski (center) scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Gronkowski was reunited with Tom Brady after 2 years when both came out of retirement to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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The Buccs will be hoping that the two can recreate their success in New England for the Florida-based outfit and carry them to the Super Bowl.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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